Capital Report: 11-10-2017

Nov 10, 2017

Allegations of sexual harassment in Florida’s capitol are roiling the state legislature just as the lawmaking session is set to begin.  Nick Evans reports the flying accusations are putting other elected officials in an uncomfortable position.

The headlines have been full lately of stories about current and former government officials fighting accusations of poor behavior while in office. Some are facing investigations; others are facing time in jail. Now Regan McCarthy reports one committee is considering a number of new rules intended to help elected officials stay in line.

Florida State University Greek fraternities and sororities are on indefinite suspension following the recent death of a pledge.  Lynn Hatter reports FSU President John Thrasher is defending the decision, but not everyone is convinced he made the right call.

A revived bill that wades into the abortion debate has passed its first Florida Senate Committee, but not without opposition. Sascha Cordner reports.

Florida lawmakers and Governor Scott are $50 million apart when it comes to funding the state’s signature land buying program. But whether it’s 50 million or 100 million, the state has backed out of such proposals before, zeroing out funding for Florida Forever three years in a row. Meanwhile, Kate Payne reports millions of acres of land are at risk of development.